Portraits - Preserving Life's Perfect Moments

I shoot a variety of types of portraits including families, babies, children, seniors, business head shots, and modeling head shots. Photos are incredibly important. If you had a moment to evacuate your house, what would you grab? Most people's first response is photos. That's because photos are irreplaceable. They are precious moments that are preserved forever. Since becoming a dad, I have learned first hand how fast time flies watching my sweet bundle of joy become a playful two year old. Children grow up. People change. Loved ones pass away. Capturing moments in a photograph is the only way to truly hold on to someone exactly as they were forever. Looking at a photo brings about a feeling of emotion and connection. It brings upon smiles, tears, and memories. It reminds you of what life was like at that moment. My goal is to create the art of memories as an heirloom that will be enjoyed by your family for generations to come.

 

Rates - Memories are Priceless

All portrait sessions are $200 and include the following:

  • Photographer's time to shoot the session- about 1-2 hours
  • Full editing of all photos
  • Pictures will be posted in a private gallery on my website for you to share with your family and friends. You can also order prints from there.
  • A CD of all the edited pictures.
  • A Shared Rights Form which gives you the right to print photos at the place of your choice. 

Payment must be made prior to the shoot to secure your date. If more than 2 hours are requested, rate is $100 per additional hour. Pricing is subject to change, so book a session now to lock in your rate. 

 

Shooting Locations

I am located in Ventura County, CA. Sessions include travel to Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Chatsworth, Woodland Hills, Granada Hills, Northridge, and Malibu. Anything beyond that will have a small additional travel fee. I like to shoot in lots of beautiful outdoor locations like parks, gardens, hiking trails, and nice backyards. If you are looking for a more urban scene, we can do that too. I am happy to do a shoot at the beach for an additional $100. The beaches I typically shoot at would be Ventura, Malibu, and Leo Carrillo. 

 

Pre-Portrait Consultations

I like to meet with my clients before the shoot to go over ideas for clothing, props, styles, locations, and anything else you would like. You can get to know me and ask any questions. And we can book your time and location of your portrait session. 

 

Session Info

{ Families }

We have lots of fun during our family shoots! I take pictures in large group shots as well as smaller groupings such as just Mom & Dad only, just the kids, boys only, girls only, each kid with each parent, kids individually, etc. Clothing should be color scheme coordinated, but not identical outfits. We will shoot both posed and candid pictures of your family having fun together. I like to do family sessions in beautiful natural settings like a park or even a nice back yard. You can have 2 outfits. Sessions include photography for up to 5 people. Add an extra $10 for each additional person. I am happy to include your pet in the shot as well. I recommend updating your family portrait every year to document your family as kids get older and people change. Products you may be interested in might be gift prints, large wall portraits, gallery wraps, and holiday cards. 

{ Babies }

Newborns

A newborn shoot should be done within the first 2 weeks while they are still teeny tiny and curl up in the perfect fetal position. I can even come to the hospital and take photos of your baby's first day in the world. Newborn photos in the first couple weeks are typically done with the baby naked and we just use soft blankets to cover the parts you don't want shown. I love using special props, hats, and accessories. Make sure to have lots of extra diapers and burp cloths ready. Plan to feed the baby immediately before the shoot so the baby is happy and sleepy for the session. Sleeping babies make the sweetest pictures.

Babies 2 weeks -1 year

I offer a variety of beautiful ways to capture your precious one as they get older. We can do indoor or outdoor. Bring lots of fun clothing, props, toys, and anything else to add fun and variety to the session. I love doing a fun shot of the baby smashing a cake for the first birthday! It makes a super cute picture for the first birthday party invitation. I can also make a beautiful wall portrait with what we call "Baby

A Year of Baby Bliss Program  $1,200   { valued at $1700! }

  • 3 Sessions during the baby's first year: recommended at Newborn, 6 months, and one year {additional sessions including maternity, 3 month or 9 month can be added for $100 each which is half off regular pricing} 
  • 8x8 Photo Book custom designed with 20 pages 
  • 50 Birth Announcements 
  • 16x20 photo collage of baby's first year
  • Portrait Package of 32 wallets, 6 5x7's and 4 8x10's
  • Gift Certificate to come back for a free family session at a later date.

{ Children }

The best way to capture the joy of childhood is to capture your little one in a comfortable environment letting their personality shine. I can come to your home, or we can meet at a park and let them have fun. Plan on bringing their favorite toys, non-messy snacks, sippy cups, and things to help them feel comfortable and encourage smiles. Before I start shooting, I like to get down to the kids level and play with them a little for them to get comfortable with me. Plan on bringing a few outfits and accessories. For girls, bring lots of accessories, dresses, tutus, jewelry, etc.  I love taking great portraits of kids, but I also enjoy shooting candids of them having fun to get the most natural smiles and laughs. We can also take fun candid photos of them having fun playing, laughing, and just being an amazing kid. I recommend taking a yearly picture of each child around their birthday. Products you may be interested in might be portrait packages, wallet pictures for family and friends, wall portraits, photo bookmarks, etc.

 
{ Seniors }
 
Senior portraits are all about celebrating the huge milestone of graduating high school and moving on to the next chapter of life. Plan on bringing 2-3 outfits. Make sure you have one casual outfit, and one formal outfit. Senior pictures capture your interests and passion, so be sure to bring any uniforms and gear for sports, musical instruments, and any other activities you are involved with. Other ideas are prom dresses and letterman's jackets. I have a variety of shooting locations to choose from depending on what style you have in mind. Some products you might be interested in are graduation announcements, portrait packages, wallet pictures for friends, photo books, and wall portraits.
 
{ Business Head shots }
 
I offer business head shots to give you a professional look. I also offer special discounted packages for companies who hire me to do a group of employees.  We also offer business card design and we can retouch your selected image and give you a full resolution image for your website and other printed products. 

{ Modeling & Acting Portfolio }

Modeling sessions are done to show off your style and the variety of looks you can create. Bring lots of outfits and accessories. Some clients want more than 2 hours to show more variety of styles, so additional hours are $100 per hour. We offer modeling Zed Card/Comp card design and printing to give to casting agencies and to bring to auditions. We also can create modeling business cards.